How Music Supports Early Language Acquisition

If you were a fly on the wall in my home, you would be listening to music all day long. As I clean dishes and do laundry I have spotify playing as background noise. My daughter dances along and asks for ‘more’ each time a song ends. The benefits of music go deeper than whatContinue reading “How Music Supports Early Language Acquisition”

The Story of My life

Wake up. Shower, Make breakfast. Pack lunches. Take my daughter to school. Go home, make dinner. After dinner I fold laundry, wipe down countertops, and jump on a zoom call to chat with friends. This is the story of my life… or at least, I think of it that way. From my eyes it seemsContinue reading “The Story of My life”

Lets talk about Stuttering

Welcome back, friends! I hope you are all doing well and staying warm. This week has brought more snow to central New Jersey. I didn’t think it was possible, but here we are, inches deep in another snow storm. It has snowed more this winter than I can recall over many past winters. Luckily (orContinue reading “Lets talk about Stuttering”

The Benefits of Parallel Play

Parents know their children best. Mommas, you know what toys your kids like to play with, what foods they eat, and what sends them into a tantrum. While we are armed with the knowledge of our children, activities to help their development may elude us. Whether it be lack of time, knowledge, or resources, parentsContinue reading “The Benefits of Parallel Play”

The Power of a Choice

At the ripe age of one, my daughter knows what she wants and when she wants it. When I ask my friends where she gets her strong willed personality they laugh! Like mother, like daughter. Children know what they want from a young age. When those desires go unmet or are not understood, many tearsContinue reading “The Power of a Choice”

Going beyond the Label

Welcome back, Mommas! My daughter is 19 months old tomorrow and I cannot believe how fast time has gone. Not only is she getting big, but her language is growing by leaps and bounds. The other day L pointed to the picture and said “fish!” I didn’t even know she knew what a fish was.Continue reading “Going beyond the Label”

Early Intervention – Where to Start

Every child develops at a different pace. Some children seemingly speak from the moment they are born, others are late talkers. When you realize your child is behind, where do you go for help?  Each state has a system to provide help to children between the ages of 0-3 who are developmentally delayed. When yourContinue reading “Early Intervention – Where to Start”

Where Do We Go From Here?

It is no surprise to anyone that 2020 was a turbulent year in America and around the world. We’ve experienced a world pandemic, lockdowns, riots, elections, job loss, and political turmoil. And If I’m honest, I’ve spent many nights reading the news filling myself with anxiety. Some people are happy with election results,others are furious.Continue reading “Where Do We Go From Here?”